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31 posts from September 2013

Mon 30

Details, Details - A Holiday Wish


Texture and dimension can take a card from ordinary to special. Jean Okimoto here, with a quick - and classic - holiday card for you. 

The Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia Die 861 cuts and embosses the finely-detailed texture of a perfect blossom on velvet paper.  The leaves, cut from Dill Cardstock, are embossed too.  The center is cut from gold mirror cardstock.  Dave's attention to details makes this die set a winner and a must-have for holiday cards, tags and layouts.



Wish Collage G1941, stamped in Grasshopper ColorBox Archival Dye Ink, is a great backdrop for any holiday diecut.

View the Memory Box 2013 Holiday Collection here - and see the new Poppystamps Holiday Collection right here.

Simple designs like this are great for mass-production - get a headstart on them now - and enjoy the holidays later!

Thanks for visiting...




Sat 28

A Birthday Card

Hello all! Sometime ago I used this paper for a Christmas card as it has "winter" print but this time I decided to try it for a birthday card. I used handmade flowers, MB dies and stamps. The green&red print on the paper help the decotarion match the paper even better.



The materials I used are:

F1917  10119 98502 98290  98154




Fri 27

Boo Banner!

Whether you decorate for Halloween alot or a little, this banner adds something special to the occasion. This BOO banner is just the right size to hang in a small window or on a door--it's small, just 15" across the top.

BOO Banner

Each pennant was cut from a 5" x 5" square of "Sleepy Hollow" Memory Box Paper. I love the vibrant orange color with the branches, birds and bats!  I used dies, flowers, buttons, glitter and ribbon to "gussie up" this banner to hang in my craft studio.  Whenever I use the little ghosts, they make me happy--don't you just love their expressions?--cute, not scary.

I used the Blooming Rosette die to create the polka dot trim around all the edges.  Sometimes the pattern did not make a perfect corner, so to fix it, just add a flower or buttons--no one will know what is underneath, right?  

Gimme a "B"

Gimme another "O"!

   Here is all you need to make a banner for yourself or as a gift:

#10145 Sleepy Hollow Paper

#10153 Polka Polka Paper

98444 Large Parker Uppercase Alphabet

98701 Ghastly Ghosts

98698 Happy Halloween Border

98158 Creepy Web

98386 Dangling Spider

98121 Blooming Rosette

98697 Witch Kit (broom)

Buttons, silk flowers, ribbon, glitter glue

Thanks for stopping by...now, go get crafty, the weekend is upon us!


Happy Friday,


Thu 26

A Merry Little Christmas

MB Card 2
Hi Everyone!

We are enjoying some nice autumn weather here in New England. This reminds me that Christmas is only three months away.  Time to start making Christmas cards if you haven't started already. I have a vintage looking Christmas card to inspire you!

Memory Box Products used:

  • Snowy Evergreens stamp #F1956
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas stamp #B1943
  • Virtuoso Music #98356
  • Latte Distressed Dots Cardstock
  • Crimson,Parchment and Kraft Cardstock

Other products used:

  • paper doily
  • paper flower
  • ribbon

I hope you enjoyed this card today.




Wed 25

Bridge Over Spooky Waters

Halloween-card-ghosts-bridge-bats-Oceana Border-Jean-Okimoto
Ghastly Ghosts pose for a group photo on the Sturdy Bridge here - a bit of a change from their usual spooky mansion hideout.  Jean Okimoto here - with a "dies-only" card for your collection of Halloween greetings.

Ghastly Ghosts 98701 and A Bunch of Bats 98708 are from the 2013 Holiday Collection.  They pair up nicely with Sturdy Bridge 98632, suspended over Oceana Border 98335.

The big moon is punched from the Squash Moroccan Signature Pattern. Everything is attached to a Mango Notecard - and coordinated with a Mango Envelope.

View our entire collection of dies, stamps and papers here - you're sure to find some great combinations of classic favorites and new designs to create a perfect Halloween card!

Thanks for visiting -




Tue 24

A Halloween Trio Class...


Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Here Bibiana...I wanted to share with all of you this trio of halloween cards that we did at one of my last classes...and Give a huge Thanks to all my Beloved Students...for coming to class!

Here are the projects that the gilrs had to make...

Trio halloween 2013

They all were amazed to recieve the gorgeous New Memory Box catalog and they all LOVE it!!!


Class trio halloween catalog

Here some of them really concentrated making their projects...


Class trio halloween 2 bis

Class trio halloween 2

 And here with some of their cards all finished!

Among the projects,  they had to make a  "Triangular Diorama" card...HERE is a Video, if you want to learn how to make a card with this shape (different theme/card) but the same concept!

Class trio halloween cards

and on the photo below, Can you spot the Halloween dies?

No? huh!,

Well  the store was almost "depleated" from all The Halloween Dies...and the Huge winner was the "The Grand Willow Tree", so THANK YOU,  ladies for the big support that you give to Memory Box!.

Anyways is so difficult to resist with such beautiful dies and stamps don't you think?


Class trio halloween supplies

Ok, my Dear Stamper Friends, I just want to remind you that I will be so glad to see you swinging by the language blogs: The Spanish one  "A Crear se Dijo!" and The French one: "Un Brin de Créativité" where  I post different projects using the gorgeous stamps and dies from Memory Box... remember you can use "google translate"... I hope to see you there too! bye for now...

Tue 24

City Globe and Mini Snowmen...

(click the photos to see full size)

Today I used the NEW City Globe stamp, stamped and embossed behind the NEW Fabulous Holly Wreath die.  Can you see the NEW Mini Snowmen?  so cute!


I used parts of the Poppystamps Pine Tree Border with the snowmen...love them together!

Memory Box It's Christmas Time in the City sentiment stamp.  The little holly stamp comes on the end...sweet.  I stamped the holly in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics and a little Christmas Stickles on the berries.


Some twine and glitter domes and it was done!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope my card gets you in the mood to create something festive for Christmas!

Mon 23

Another Christmas card

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my christmas card, using some gorgeous Memory Box dies.

Again, mostly in kraft/red/ivory colors...


and some close ups:


As you can see I used Swirling Snowflakes (98653) die with vellum t give extra texture and moe interesting, frosty look to the card.



Memory Box products used:


Swirling Snowflakes (98653)

Pinecone Corner (98685)


Woodland Merry Christmas (B1950)


Have a good week everyone:)


Mon 23

Spooky Halloween at The Manor

This card features the Manor House.  I've been making cards all week that are little scenes.  Once I decided that Halloween would be the theme for this one, I pulled out all of the dies that I thought might work.  I decided to use the Delicate Web in the upper right corner as a sort of sun.  I chose the Wrought Iron Fence to echo the lines in the web.  The Antique Lamp Post and the Sitting Cat anchor the left lower corner of the card, balancing the web. A Flying Bird and a few grey clouds pop against the orange-y background and further define the sky.  The sentiment is centered in the space below the front door of the Manor House.

Web card

  • White Notecard oriented to open at the bottom
  • Dusk 12X12 paper from the Nightfall collection. cut to fit the front of the card and a scrap used for the sentiment
  • Blackbird 12X12 from the Nightfall collection, used for the Manor House and the clouds
  • Black cardstock for the web, lamp post, fence pieces, cat, flying bird, the interior of the Manor House, and to back the sentiment


  • Spooky Halloween B1807 stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink


  • Delicate Web 98706
  • Manor House 98705
  • Puffy Clouds 98172
  • Flying Birds 98655
  • Wrought Iron Fence 98164
  • Antique Lamp Post 858 from PoppyStamps
  • Small Sitting Cat 860 from PoppyStamps

Have you used the Manor House for any of your Halloween projects?  I love that the door opens--think I'll write a tiny "Boo" inside the door with my white pen. And because I always try to bring some element of the card design to the inside of the card, another Delicate Web, a Curious Cat, or a Leaping Cat might be just the thing to finish this card.

Happy Crafting!

Sun 22

Bootiful Halloween...

Hello Everyone,

It's Mary here.  I'm sharing a Halloween card today featuring some of the new stamps from the latest release.


Here s a little more detail.  I cut the Jasper leaves out of black glitter card stock and colored the stamped image with copic markers.  I filled the moon in with glossy accents.


Memory Box products used:

E1974  Spooky Mansion

B1968  Have a bootiful Halloween

D1978  Washi Tape Dots

98228  Grand Snow Globe die

98613 Jasper leaves die

licorice dots card stock

violet card stock

Thanks for looking.